This Week on Windows: Celebrate the countdown to 2018 with great deals at Microsoft Store

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We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows!

Beginning today, find the perfect last-minute gift or treat yourself during the Countdown to 2018 sale with deals of up to 50% off popular PC games, up to 65% on select Xbox Digital Games, up to 60% off popular movies and TV shows, up to 75% on must-have software and apps for Windows 10, great deals on Surface and Xbox One bundles, entertainment and more! You can shop the sale now at Microsoft Store online, on your Windows 10 PC, and on your Xbox.

Below we’ve rounded up some of the best Countdown deals, available now at Microsoft Store:

Game On

There are numerous adventurous options on sale now for PC and Xbox gamers alike:

PC Games

Save up to 50% on popular PC games for Windows 10, including these favorites:

Disneyland Adventures – 35% off

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The Disneyland theme park comes alive like never before. Each adventure is based on the park’s real-life attractions, with opportunities to interact with beloved Disney characters.

Forza Motorsport 7 Standard Edition – 35% off

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Gorgeous graphics and more than 700 Forzavista™ cars to collect bring you the danger and beauty of competitive racing at its limit.

Super Lucky’s Tale – 35% off

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A delightful platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero, on his quest to help his sister rescue the Book of Ages.

Xbox Consoles

For a limited time, buy an Xbox One X and get PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the game named “Best Multiplayer Game” at this year’s Video Game Awards.

For Minecraft fans, save $100 on the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle (1TB), and enjoy $20 off select Minecraft Edition Xbox Wireless Controllers with purchase of the Minecraft Explorers Pack. There are also several limited-time deals happening now inside Minecraft.

Or save up to $80 on Xbox One S 500GB bundles, now starting at $199, plus get a free select game.

Xbox Digital Games & Subscriptions

Save up to 65% on select Xbox Digital Games. Plus, if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can save up to 10% more! Not a Gold member? Get your first month of Xbox Live Gold membership for just $1. And while you’re at it, try Xbox Game Pass for just $1 for the first month.

Here are a few of our Xbox Digital Game favorite deals:

Call of Duty WWII – 17% off; 25% off with Gold

The popular franchise returns to its roots in this edition, a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation.

Star Wars Battlefront II – 30% off; 40% with Gold

Enter a Star Wars™ multiplayer universe where up to 40 players fight as iconic heroes and authentic-to-era troopers, all in a massive array of vehicles on land and in the air.

Cuphead – 15% off on Windows 10 and Xbox

Inspired by cartoons from the 1930s, this game is a classic run-and-gun actioner with visuals and audio painstakingly recreated to be authentic to the feel of the era.


Not a gamer but still want to be entertained? Find great deals on Movies & TV and ebooks during the Countdown sale, too.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens + Bonus – 25% off

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Relive this epic adventure and see tons of deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and amazing bonus features, too – including an hour-long featurette.

Spider-Man: Homecoming + Bonus – 50% off

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Following his sensational debut in Captain America, a young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as a web-slinging superhero.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle + Bonus – 25% off

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When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to discover an allied spy organization in the U.S.


If a good read is more your speed, you’ll enjoy flipping through and choosing from the numerous ebooks on sale, up to 80% off, including:

The Bourne Objective by Robert Lundum – 50% off

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No matter how the plot twists and turns in a Jason Bourne novel, the thrills are always first-rate. In this installment, he’s facing down mercenaries in Africa when he witnesses the death of an art dealer named Tracy Atherton.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson – 80% off

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The holidays are a stressful time of year, but keeping life’s little things from driving you crazy is what this book is all about.

Today Will Be Different – 50% off

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A brilliant novel from the author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future.

Gear up for the best you in 2018

It’s not all fun and games – we’ve got great deals on Surface, PCs, and apps to help ring in the new you in the New Year!

Surface and PC Deals

Save $200 on select Surface Pro and Surface Laptop i5 devices, designed for the way you work, play and all of the moments in between. Save up to $650 on PC and Windows Mixed Reality headset bundles and immerse yourself in a wide range of epic experiences. Or save up to $500 on select new Windows 10 PCs.

Software and apps

Save up to 75% on must-have software and apps for Windows 10, including:

Affinity Photo – 20% off

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The latest version of this professional photo editing software is faster, smoother and more powerful than ever so you can do more than you imagined with your photos.

Dolby Access – 20% off

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Music, games, and movies have never sounded this sweet! Whatever you watch, listen to or play, enjoy the rich, deep sound they deserve with Dolby Access.

djay Pro – 40% off

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Hosting a New Year’s party or just need a new soundtrack for your life? Use djay Pro to access millions of tracks, including millions on Spotify, and put your own unique spin on music.

You can also still get your gifts in time for the holidays by picking up your online purchase or visiting your local Microsoft Store, and get a Limited-Edition Xbox Holiday Ornament with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Plus, experience the Microsoft Wish Machine by sharing an inspiring wish for your local community while you’re there. Wishes are already being granted so follow #MicrosoftWishMachine and get yours in today through December 31!

If you’re still looking for that perfect gift to give this Holiday season, we have the answer: This year, give the gift of choice with a Microsoft or Xbox Gift Card. Or, give the gift of games through Xbox digital gifting. It’s simple and fast, no shipping required.

Explore more deals

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Countdown deals from Microsoft Store here, but there’s so much more to explore – PC games, Xbox digital games, Movies & TV, ebooks, software, and apps galore!

And just to keep things interesting, be sure to visit the Microsoft Store on Xbox, on Windows 10, or follow Microsoft Store on Twitter, for even more, one-day-only Daily Deals on Xbox games, Movies & TV, and ebooks!

Happy shopping!

*Available 12/22/2017 to 1/4/2017 on select items available through Microsoft Store while supplies last. Offers and content vary by market and may change at any time. Not valid on prior orders or purchases. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions and limits may apply.

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